- Museum number
'Trembleuse' teabowl and saucer; creamy coloured soft-paste porcelain, heavily potted, moulded, the upper surface divided into panels by depressions, lobed rims; the saucer, similarly moulded, has a lobed gallery; decorated in blue, green, yellow, red-brown and dark brown enamels with stylised flowers and a banded hedge in the Kakiemon style; green trefoil leaf outlined in brown painted in centre; no marks.
- Production date
- 1740 (circa)
Diameter: 12.50 centimetres (saucer)
Height: 7 centimetres (cup)
- Curator's comments
- Dawson 1994
There are tiny gritty inclusions visible inside the cup, which is unevenly glazed near the foot, and several small blackened firecracks on the base of the saucer. The base of the teabowl fits very tightly into the saucer so that it is unstable, and it seems unlikely that the two originally belonged together.
Although the pattern is the same as on reg. no. Franks.338, the colours on the saucer are much paler. The painting on the cup is rather poorly executed with specks of red-brown on the white areas. The blue enamel on the cup is overtired.
There are no noted comparable examples.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Other BM number: FB.8 (Franks reg.no)